Health Editor’s Note: You read a great deal about what is happening in Iraq and other places where war conditions persist. I would suggest taking a look at the war experience in Iraq through the eyes of a couple who, as National Guard recruits, arrived in Iraq a few short weeks after marrying. The book is Honeymoon in Baghdad and is written by Heidi Radkiewicz, an Army veteran, who relates the newly wed couple’s experiences in Iraq where they were in the same platoon. I would mention that this couple was lucky in that they were stationed together and had the unique ability to experience being in war situations with each other. They were even able to take leave together. The story begins with a brief introduction to our real life characters and progresses to basic training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina in October of 2000, Camp Anaconda,Iraq in June of 2003 and other locations in Iraq. This is a story about two people who were lucky enough to find each other and to go through some experiences that many of us will never be subjected to, and arrive out the other side….Carol
Honeymoon in Bagdhdad, Heidi Radkiewicz, Paperback ISBN 978-1-947368-75-0, ebook ISBN 978-1-947368-76-7 Published by Redwood Publishing
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.